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Quantum Sails Hamble


15 Compass Point Ensign Way
Hamble, Southampton SO31 4RA
United Kingdom


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Main: +44 (0) 2380 455106
Secondary: +44 (0)7976 488113

New sails

About Quantum Sails Hamble

Whether racing or cruising, you face challenges out on the water – challenges that are well understood by our team.

John and Tom have many years' experience competing, coaching and cruising in a wide variety of yachts. They've worked alongside world class racing teams - they are skilled sailmakers, as well as passionate sailors.

The Loft in Hamble provides a full range of sail and canvas services including repairs, alterations, measuring/surveying, cleaning and storage. We supply the complete range of Quantum racing, cruising and one design sails. All of our work is undertaken by experienced sailmakers dedicated to high quality work.

We are a friendly, local business, with the backing of a world-renowned brand and designers. We continue to invest heavily in the technology we use, and in the staff who form our closely knit team – ensuring that our customers receive both a level of service and product that are second to none.

Services Include

  • New sails
  • Racing, cruising and one-design sails
  • Sail and canvas service and repairs
  • Alterations and recuts
  • Measuring, surveying
  • Cleaning and storage
  • Support

Meet Your Quantum Team

From day dot and through the years, our team have created superior quality, made-to-measure sails, covers, upholstery and other marine-based products. As times have moved on, so have we – and we've continually advanced our techniques to stay right at the cutting-edge of sail making and repairing techniques, with tools such as manufacturing software, 3D design and digital measuring each at our disposal. Everything we mend, create and manufacturer is undertaken by our team on-site.

Choose a Team Member

John Reivers

John Reivers

As an avid sailor and keen racer, John is always happy to provide tailored advice as to how our customers can make the most of their sails; he brings innovation to the sail making realm and a complete focus on excellent customer service.

John is an experienced sailor and racer in IRC, OD yachts, and multihull classes and provides on-the-water support and local service and support for our customers at our Hamble based loft. Our on water and local support ensures the Quantum Hamble team exceed the usual levels of customer service.

Basic info
  • Nationality: United Kingdom
  • Position: Owner and General Manager
Rory Maclean

Rory Maclean started sailing in dinghies on the West Coast of Scotland, later moving into keelboats in his late teens. Now based on the South Coast of the UK in Hamble, he has extensive experience sailing in large one design boats and IRC fleets on the Solent and abroad. With many years experience working as a sailmaker for Grand Prix and ocean racing teams, Rory brings a wealth of experience and attention to detail to Quantum, and due to his time on the floor has a vast knowledge on materials and products and improving them. On the water, he holds a number of IRC and RORC titles, as well as accolades in the Fast 40 and J/111.

Basic info
  • Position: Loft Manager
Alain Sign

Alain Sign grew up on the south coast of the UK on the Solent strait, and has lived in the south coast towns of Weymouth, Southampton and now Portsmouth. He was lucky enough to live five minutes from Stokes Bay Sailing Club, where his older brothers taught him to sail. Alain started sailing in Toppers and progressed through the RYA system, sailing 29ers, 420s, 470s, and then in 49ers, where he spent 12 years in the class sailing with Dylan Fletcher.

Alain has been lucky to make a living in Olympic sailing. He chose not to go to university in order to follow his dream of going to the Olympics, an education in itself as campaigning taught him many life skills. Since 2004, Alain has been involved in the Olympic sailing program, where he has won European and World Championship medals in the 49er class. He finished his Olympic sailing career in the 2016 games in Rio.

Alain has been coaching at a high level in the Olympic sailing scene for the last decade. When he's at home, he enjoys sailing his Musto skiff and wing foiling. Recently, he has been involved with the Cape 31 Class and J/111 sailing, offering coaching when possible.

"I know the Hamble loft manager Rory Maclean very well and when he heard I was looking to do more sailing out in the Solent, we met and he asked if I'd like to be involved with Quantum. I'm excited to work in sales where I can offer a range of tailored services to customers to bring maximum enjoyment out on the water. I am looking forward to working with Quantum to gain more understanding of the materials used and how I can work with them to make all kinds of boats go faster."

Basic info
  • Position: Sail Consultant
Career highlights
  • 2004 29er World Champion
  • 2012 49er European Champion
  • 2013 49er European Champion
  • 2016 49er World Championship, 3rd place
  • 2016 49er, Rio Olympics
  • 2019 49erFX European Champions (coach)
  • 2019 49erFX World Championships (coach)
  • 2020 49erFX World Championships (coach)
  • 2021 Tokyo Olympics, bronze medal (coach)